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Dinner & Discussion

On the second Friday of each month, join your CST family for a Rabbi’s Tisch (table) in lieu of regular Friday night Shabbat Services. All Tisches take place at 6:15 PM and include a brief service (including Mi’Shebeirach and Kaddish), communal dinner and a special program.

$18 suggested donation for the catered dinner, RSVP is required.

Upcoming Rabbi's Tisches

All Events
  • Friday ,
    MayMay  8 , 2020
    Rabbi's Tisch with Michael Steinfeld

    Friday, May 8th 6:15p
    From the shtetl to the microcosm - the many worlds of Roman Vishniac May 8, 6:15pm $18 Suggested donation for the catered dinner, Please RSVP. Roman Vishniac is known for the iconic photographs he took of Jewish life in pre-Holocaust Eastern Europe. For over a decade in the 1960s and 70s, CST member Michael Steinfeld made weekly visits to Vishniac's New York City apartment. Sharing dinner with him and his wife Edith in their tiny kitchen, then sitting beside and working with Vishniac in his personal library of rare scientific books, Michael got to know the icon Vishniac as the man Roman, and Roman as a writer and storyteller. Michael has recently been studying the unpublished manuscripts of several books they worked on during those visits. At this Tisch talk he will share memories of his time with Vishniac, and introduce Vishniac's accomplishments as a microbiologist and historian of science. As part of his talk, Michael will show brief examples of Vishniac's pioneering work as a filmmaker of the invisible life of micro-organisms.


  • Friday ,
    JunJune  12 , 2020
    Rabbi's Tisch with Al Hirshen -The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man

    Friday, Jun 12th 6:15p
    June 12, 6:15pm $18 Suggested donation for the catered dinner, Please RSVP to the office Al Hirshen has led an unusual life. He learned street smarts in the Bronx, helping out at his father's candy store, worked as a waiter in the Catskills to pay for his schooling, and became a lawyer. He was a participant in many of the pivotal changes of our times, as a Civil Rights Lawyer in the 60s, then as a pioneering anti-poverty lawyer and creator of the first public/private partnerships in the Carter Administration.


  • Friday ,
    JulJuly  10 , 2020
    No Rabbi's Tisch in July

    Friday, Jul 10th 6:15p to 8:30p
    There will be no Rabbi's Tisch in the month of July. Please join us for a regular Shabbat service at 6:15 PM.



Thu, April 2 2020 8 Nisan 5780